Published on October 21st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro4
Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Stylized For UK Market
While the S-Limited package doesn’t add any performance to the Grand Cherokee’s 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine, it does add a whole bunch of style. On the outside, the Jeep gets a black grille with a chrome insert, smoked headlights, a blacked-out taillight bar, black 20-inch wheels, and a little less chrome.
On the inside is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 825-watt Harman-Kardon audio system with 19 speakers and 3 subwoofers, and ventilated Napa leather seats. Very swaggeriffic, and it had better be for the UK-price of over $71,000. That’s a lot of cash for this badass diesel Jeep, though it should only cost about half that here in its home country.
I for one welcome our new diesel overlords with open arms. The diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee is expected to deliver up to 33 mpg on the highway, which is awesome for a two-and-a-half ton SUV. Chrysler also trademarked the “EcoDiesel” name, so I’m gonna assume that’s what it will be called. And with this kind of styling available, Chrysler is making a good argument for diesel vehicles…at least over in Europe.
Hopefully they’ll bring some of that diesel style over to the U.S.